Lusby is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 1,870 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Lusby is the 199th largest community in Maryland.
Housing costs in Lusby are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Maryland.
Unlike some towns, Lusby isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lusby are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lusby is a town of service providers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lusby who work in management occupations (15.23%), law enforcement and fire fighting (11.25%), and personal care services (10.56%).
Also of interest is that Lusby has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.88% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One of the nice things about Lusby is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
In Lusby, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.26 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The overall education level of Lusby is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.23% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Lusby in 2010 was $31,058, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $124,232 for a family of four. However, Lusby contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lusby is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Lusby home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lusby residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Lusby also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.57% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lusby include English, Irish, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Lusby is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.